Camp­bell called the N-word at 5

Pretoria News Weekend - - NEWS -

NAOMI Camp­bell, 47, was racially abused when she was five.

She said an­other child used the N-word to in­sult her.

In a video in­ter­view with the mayor of Lon­don, Sadiq Khan, for Bri­tish Vogue, she said: “I remember when I was five a little boy with red hair called me the N-word.” Even at that young an age Naomi knew the word was “wrong” and she wasn’t will­ing to sim­ply “ac­cept” the in­sult and she de­fended her­self.

She said: “And at five I knew that was wrong, I was not go­ing to ac­cept that and I fought back. “It’s not ac­cept­able any­where in the world.

“Did you ever have to take the buses or trains when there was the IRA threat?

“It was like ev­ery week and it be­came like you just get off the train and wait on the plat­form.” – Bang Show­biz

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